Friday, November 12, 2010

Amnesty International: Prosecute Bush

The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

In "Decision Points," published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorize waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning condemned by some as torture *.

Bush said the practice was limited to three detainees and led to intelligence breakthroughs that thwarted attacks and saved lives. He told NBC in an interview to publicize the book that his legal adviser had told him it did "not fall within the anti-torture act."

Amnesty International's Senior Director Claudio Cordone said in a statement: "Under international law, anyone involved in torture must be brought to justice, and that does not exclude former President George W. Bush."

Lovely thought, but will never happen. For the West to admit war crimes it will have to overcome barbaric attitudes unleashed by Bush and Co., as this brain dead commenter demonstrates:

Those people deserved it!!!!!!!! anyone remotely involved with 9/11 should have been not only tortured, but executed. How does anyone feel sorry for these people? They should not have done something to become detained. They absolutely deserved any bit of torture they received. Thank god bush had the spine to handle the situation. Democrat pussies make the fathers of our country turn over in their graves. Go waterboarding. Would be terrorists NEED to know they will be tortured if they are caught.

Thus unravelling centuries of progress...

Read more here.

* Oh and by the way Reuters, fuck you, water boarding is torture. Only the sick fucks who want to use it and the press that enables them have doubts. The rest of us are crystal clear it's torture.

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